Happy Cloud is a new service that offers PC gamers something we all desire, Instant Gaming. Think of them as a mix of Steam and OnLive, not in terms of game selection or pricing, but in terms of the core function of the service. Let me put it this way, “Happy Cloud is true on-demand digital distribution for video games.” And what does that mean? It means the game is on your Hard Drive, but you don’t have to wait for it to finish downloading to actually play the game! Pretty cool, right?
I had a chat with the VP of Happy Cloud Eric, and he let me in on some pretty cool things that are going down in this so called Cloud of Happiness.
The have been developing the software for over 2 years now and they just launched for the public this last Monday (07-18-11). The first thing you may notice about the service at this stage is that their selection of games is limited, severely. But rest assured they are working with publishers and developers to expand their library of games in the very near future.
I believe the pursuit of Happy Cloud is a noble pursuit, one of instant gratification. Not just instant gratification, but instant gratification and gaming combined, 2 of my favorite things in the whole wide world.